What kids want.

I recently caved and bought myself a pair of Tom’s shoes.

I even splurged for the Vegan pair, made from hemp with recycled plastic for the sole. Cool, right?

I had held out for a long time.  It just seemed to me that Toms shoes were something for kids.  Ok, not like my kids, but you know, young-ens, whippersnappers, ‘kids these days’ kids.  Read: not my demographic.

The more I heard about the founder and creator of the shoe and the work he does, the less I could resist.  It married something I perceive as ‘fresh’ with social responsibility.  That’s a win-win in my book.

However, there are some other products out there aimed at the ‘kids’ of which I will NOT partake.

Freshly cracked eggs in MOST areas? What is the Egg McMuffin made from in OTHER areas?

You know honey, the double strand of pearls really looks best with the black Genie Bra, not the nude. Single strand, definitely white. You hit that on the head.

Remind me again why I’m wearing pearls with my bra?

The Street King by 50 Cent

Here’s an unlikely pairing if I’ve ever seen one. One energy shot for you, one meal for a hungry child.  And does the 50 Cent/the Street King really crave an orange mango dietary supplement?  I guess cheeseburger flavor failed market tests.

Jelly Belly. The Original Gourmet Jelly Bean.

The irony of a sugar-free jelly bean was what made me pick up the package.  I mean, if you take the sugar out of jelly beans, what else is there?  That weird gel crap?

But upon closer inspection, that wasn’t the most absurd part of this product:

I hope the people who develop, create and market this crap (no pun intended) don't sleep at night.

Cause, you know, I prefer my jelly beans come without the need for a DISCLAIMER.  Especially one that reads: consumption may cause stomach discomfort AND/OR laxative effect.  Individual tolerance will vary.  We suggest starting with 8 beans or less.

Sorry kids, I’m not buying it.

10 thoughts on “What kids want.

  1. Omg. I am dying over this post. Do you know how many times I have logged on to Toms website to get those shoes? But I am almost 39!!! I can’t get those? I too heard about the founder and the good work. So my obsession continues. Freaking hilarious. This speaks to my soul.

    • I get it, I so get it. I was so back and forth too. There are a generation of college grads walking around in Toms and thinking they are old – I thought they were totally off limits for me. But I love them. So easy and so comfy. DO IT.

  2. I love your comments on these products – too funny! I swear, I would really hate to see what doesn’t pass from the FDA since pink goo, all kinds of fake, cancer causing food and now these sugar free jelly beans seem to get the green light for human consumption. I love candy but….when they have to add a disclaimer because the jelly beans may make you super sick – that’s crazy!!!! I think it’s really cool you got some Toms, are they comfy? I like the cause, just a little pricy for me right now :) Great post – hope you had a good weekend and Mother’s Day!

    • Right? There is some SCARY things out there on the market! The first few times I looked for Toms I was appalled at how expensive they were. The problem was I was thinking of them like a flip flop or disposable shoe. Wrong! They are easy and comfy but they are a serious shoe. There is an amazing arch built in for foot support. They are an investment in my opinion – and a worthwhile one for me!

  3. The good news is if you did happen upon an involuntary jelly bean laxitive-inducing moment, you’d be wearing comfortable shoes. I’ve been under a hole this month (just finished a 90-hour week – someone kill me – or pass the beer), but I’ve gotta check these shoes out!

    • Yes! Make your run to the bathroom easier in Toms!

      90 hour weeks – that is insane. Hope you’re coming up for some air. I tried to pass you a beer but somehow I ended up drinking it every time. Sorry!

    • They come in all sorts of really cute colors and designs but they are a little too expensive for me to consider them a once in awhile shoe (since they aren’t fancy enough). I went for a pair I could wear with everything. They are awesome!

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